Instrumental of the Year
Group of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Anthony & Bernadette O’Neill nominated for
Producer of the Year – Encore by Saoirse (Sear-Sha) – Winner
Since coming together in 2006, Saoirse have firmly established themselves as one of Australia’s leading Celtic/Folk bands. They have produced 3 CD’s and are currently recording number 4.
Saoirse have appeared at many festivals and events across Australia and actively engaged with the Irish community helping with fundraising and support. They have had many highlights so far in their musical journey. In 2014 they received The Australian Celtic Music Awards for both album and song of the year.
In 2015 Saoirse where invited to represent Ireland at the World Cricket Cup event staged at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. In August 2016 the band traveled to France to represent Australian Celtic music at the invitation of the Festival Interqueltic De LORIENT, the largest Celtic music festival in the world. It was a great honour to be selected and to be part of such an amazing event. While in Europe the band played several gigs in Ireland; the Coleman centre, Sligo, Whelan’s, Dublin and An Culturlann, Belfast. Most recently Saoirse were honoured to play at a reception in Melbourne for the Irish president Mr Michael Higgins. 2019 is shaping up to be another busy year with Festival lined up and a new CD in the pipeline!
With soaring harmonies, beautiful ballads sung in English and Irish including original material, jigs and reels and even the odd step dance, a Saoirse performance will engage and delight your inner Celt!
Anthony O’Neill – Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin & Vocals
Bernadette O’Neill – Bodhran, Vocals & feisty feet!
Kerry Mc Manus – Accordion, Whistle, Vocals & feisty feet!
Sile Coleman – Guitar, Mandolin & Vocals